Hot Cross Buns Huns 

(gluten-free)

I love Easter.. A time to over-indulge over a long weekend and no one’s allowed to question it! These almond hot cross buns are a perfect gluten-free substitute to their predecessors and may actually be even better…

All you need:

  • 2 cups of ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of raisins 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp mixed lemon and orange zest 
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 egg

For the crosses:

  • 2 tbsp coconut butter (unsalted butter also works)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp raw honey 
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 C.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the ground almonds, baking soda, raisins, cinnamon, lemon and orange zest. Combine until mixed well.
  3. In another bowl add the honey, water and one egg. Whisk together.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined. Knead with your hands if necessary to develop a dough.
  5. Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each part into a ball with your hands and place on a lined baking tray. Flatten each ball with the palm of your hand. Cut a cross shape about 1/4 inch deep into the top of each bun with a sharp knife.
  6. Bake the buns for approximately 20 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Leave to cool and make the icing.
  7. For the icing: combine the butter, coconut oil and honey in a small bowl and beat together with an electric mixer until it’s smooth and creamy.
  8. Spoon the mixture into crosses on the buns (use a piping bag if you’re looking for perfection).
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!

Happy Easter! Look out for our RE-TOX week commencing Tuesday 29th March, where we will be posting new smoothie bowl recipes to help you detox after the Easter Weekend indulgence! 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Anne Platt says:

    Sounds really good will let you know how they go Love AnneXXX >

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    1. goodflaura says:

      Thanks Anne! Yes please do! 🙂 xxx

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